How does rehab work through Teen Challenge?


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Addiction rehab through Teen Challenge is a long-term residential program that uses a learning-centered, faith-based curriculum to teach participants to avoid substance abuse through spiritual transformation, according to Teen Challenge. Teen Challenge offers residential rehabilitation centers for adults and teens, separated by gender, and for families. The exact program varies from center to center but typically lasts 12 to 18 months. Teen Challenge also offers nonresidential support programs for those with early-stage addictions.

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To begin rehab with Teen Challenge, the applicant contacts centers whose clientele matches his own age and gender, states Teen Challenge. The program recommends that applicants contact more than one center to find the center that is the best fit. The client is responsible for transportation to the program. Teen programs are for those between the ages of 12 and 17, and adult programs are for those 18 and older.

All Teen Challenge participants agree to participate in all parts of the program, including the religious content. If detox is necessary, the participant must complete it before arriving at the Teen Challenge facility. Family programs provide services for couples, couples with young children and single mothers with young children. Teen Challenge provides housing and care for children while their parents participate in the components of the rehabilitation program.

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